Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin’s newest salvo in opposition to “shitcoins” has ended up with him merely being despatched extra of it.

Solely days in the past, the Ethereum developer made strikes to promote over $700,000 of tokens beforehand airdropped to him, inflicting the value of those tokens to fall. 


Buterin has since continued his warfare on obvious “shitcoins.” In a March 9 post on a small subreddit, Buterin labeled crypto token Chew (BITE) and many of the different cash mentioned on the r/Testingtesting62831 subreddit as “shitcoins” which have “no redeeming cultural or ethical worth, and can most likely lose you many of the cash you set into them.”

“I anti-endorse these initiatives to the best extent.”

Vitalik Buterin’s full put up on the Testingtesting62831 subreddit. Supply: Reddit

BITE was one of many tokens Buterin bought in his shitcoin promoting spree on March 7, promoting 3.4 million BITE for round $9,250, according to PeckShield. 

Buterin’s put up was additionally seemingly prompted by the massive variety of posts pushing the BITE token on the subreddit, which he created again in July 2020 and nonetheless moderates.

The put up set him up for a wave of trolling, nonetheless, with different members of the subreddit doubling down on their shilling and creating quite a few memes.

One of many posts purportedly trolling the Ethereum co-founder. Supply: Reddit

Buterin was even despatched 250,000 BITE quickly after making the put up. The token would not look like listed on many mainstream crypto worth monitoring websites, however blockchain information present sales hover round $0.011 per token, making the 250,000 despatched to Buterin value roughly $2,750.

A screenshot of transactions related to one among Buterin’s wallets. Supply: Etherscan

In the meantime, a number of Twitter accounts claiming to be affiliated with the BITE token and its group have referred to as the point out by Buterin “BULLISH.”

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The Ethereum co-founder had gone on a shitcoin promoting spree simply two days prior, offloading some $700,000 worth of tokens that have been airdropped to him and exchanging them for Ether (ETH).

Buterin initiated a similar offload in Could 2021, promoting tokens corresponding to Shiba Inu (SHIB) and Dogelon Mars (ELON), inflicting their costs to tank by 40% and 90%, respectively.